COVID-19 updates for co-op students

  • Learn about changes to the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 work term, including: 
    • Flexible pathways in place to help you complete your work term
    • Updated interview procedures
    • Current University travel policies
    • Resources to help you search for work in light of the current climate
  • Have you been asked to work remotely? We've put together six great tips to help you navigate this transition as a co-op student.
  • For other campus-wide announcements, visit the University's COVID-19 website.

Welcome Waterloo co-op students!

Explore careers, gain experience and earn money through North America's largest co-op program.

Our students are some of the best and brightest, and our employers know it! One thing is for sure: co-op at Waterloo exists because of YOU and your talent.

Now that you're here, we're committed to helping you have the most positive co-op experience possible. Visit the sections below to help you on your way.

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  1. Jan. 30, 2020Coronavirus update
  2. May 27, 2020CEE and WI collaborate to support co-op students

    CEE and WI collaborate to support co-op students

    Waterloo International (WI) has allocated $20,000 to support co-op students. This is the result of a collaboration with Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE), who identified a need to provide additional resources to international students.

    “Traditionally, our international co-op students have a great track record of finding employment,” says Norah McRae, associate provost of CEE. “The pandemic has added challenges and barriers that we’re committed to helping them overcome.”

  3. May 13, 2020University of Waterloo Recognizes 2019’s Co-op Student of the Year Award Recipients
    Photos of the 6 Co-op Student of the Year Award Recipients

    Every year, six exceptional co-op students, one from each faculty, are recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, their community and the further development of experiential education.

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